Bali Travel Holiday Guide

Bali is the number 1 tourist holiday destination in Indonesia. Bali holidays can be a combination of sun, surfing, snorkeling, relaxing as well as some active adventure activities like scuba diving, whitewater rafting, volcanoes, mountain climbing, trekking, elephant riding, fishing in lakes or the ocean and a diverse cultural mix that gives you a blend of languages, religion and excellent choice of food. Check out these top tourist destinations in Bali:

Bali Tourist Highlights

Kuta Beach Bali

Kuta Beach

Kuta Beach is one of the busiest tourist areas of Bali. Known as the party area due to the wild nightlife with many bars and nightclubs.

Sanur Beach Bali

Sanur Beach

Where the first beach resorts first opened in Bali. Sanur has a relaxed village atmosphere. Just 25 minutes drive from the airport.

Legian Beach Bali

Legian Beach

Legian Beach located just along from Kuta Beach. Loads of beach resorts, restaurants and bars with some local markets.

Seminyak Beach Bali

Seminyak Beach

Seminyak Beach has grown to be the sophisticated area of Bali with high end beach resorts, private villas and loads of fashion shopping.

Ubud Bali


Located inland in the hills of Bali. A chilled out village with loads of art, a great range of restaurants and loads of Yoga and Meditation retreats.

Jimbaran Bay Bali

Jimbaran Bay

Located just south of Kuta, Jimbaran Bay has a beatiful beach lined with seafood restaurants. Get down in the afternoon for a swim and a sunset cocktail.

Nusa Dua Bali

Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua has all the high end beach resort chains like Grand Hyatt, Hilton Bali Resort, Sofitel, Novotel, Melia Bali, St Regis Resort , Marriot and Ritz-Carlton.

Lovina Beach Bali

Lovina Beach

Located on the north coast of Bali, around 2.5 hours from the popular southern tourist areas. A black sand beach famous for it sunrise boats trips to see dolphins.

Ulawatu Bali


Uluwatu is a headlands in the south bordered by spectacular cliffs. With some awesome private villas and beach bars scattered within some of the best surfing in Bali.

Candidasa Bali


Located on the North-Eastern coastline of Bali, Candidasa is a small fishing village. This is the place to stay for the best scuba diving in Bali. Cheap accommodation and diving.

Canggu Echo Beach Bali


Canggu is west of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak. A surfing area with plenty of surf breaks to choose from. Loads of cheap accomodation, restaurants and bars.

Nusa Lembongan Bali

Nusa Lembongan

A small island just 30 minutes ferry ride from Sanur beach. Nusa Lembongan is a chilled out tropical paradise with great surfing spots and scuba dive sites.

Amed Bali


A small coastal village on the north coast of Bali, at the foot of Mount Agung. The place to get away from the crowds in the south, many scuba diving sites close to Amed.

Mother Temple Bali

Mother Temple

The most sacred Hindu Temple located on the slopes of Mount Agung volcano. * Exclusion zone around Mount Agung means you are unable to visit the Mother Temple.

Tanah Lot Temple Bali

Tanah Lot Temple

A spectacular Hindu temple built on a rock island which is only accessible during low tide. A great place to visit in Bali late afternoon and enjoy the awesome sunsets.

Pura Ulun Danu Braten Temple Bali

Pura Ulun Danu

A lake side Balinese Hindu Temple located close to the centre of Bali, around 1.5 hours drive from the tourist spots of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak.

Goa Gajah Elephant Cave Bali

Elephant Cave Temple

Located close to Ubud, the Elephant Cave Temple is located around 1.5 hours north of Kuta, Legian or Seminyak and around 1 hours drive from Sanur.

Tirta Gangga Water Palace Bali

Water Palace

Tirta Gangga is a spectacular Water Garden built in 1948 by the Raja of Karangasem. Located on the north-east coast of Bali around 1.5 hours drive north of Sanur.

Goa Lawah Bat Cave Temple Bali

Bat Cave Temple

A sacred temple built around the opening of a small cave with is home to thousands of bats. Located around 1 hours drive north of Sanur. Take a saround to cover your legs.

Buddhist Temple Lovina Bali

Buddhist Temple

Located on the north coast about 20 minutes drive from Lovina Beach. A beautiful Buddhist Temple which holds meditation retreats including accommodation.

Waterfalls in Bali

Waterfalls in Bali

Located within the beautiful rainforests of Bali, there are a number of spectacular waterfalls including Git Git falls located on the way to Lovina Beach. Most volcanos require a fair bit of walking.

Hot Springs in Bali

Hot Springs in Bali

'Air Panas' - Natural volcanic spring water which people bath in to treat all sorts of ailments. The Hot Springs are located on the north coast around 20 minutes drive from Lovina Beach.

Elephant Safari Park Bali

Elephant Safari Park

A wildlife park located 30 minutes from Ubud with a range of Indonesian animals on display. With quality accommodation to stay at the park. Experience an elephant trek.

Bali Zoo

Bali Zoo

Bali Zoo has loads of animals, birds and reptiles from all over the world. With Sumatran Elephants, Lions, Bengal Tiger, Sun Bear, Black Hornbill Birds, Borneo Orangutan.

Waterbom Park Bali

Waterbom Park

A water theme park located in Kuta not from from Kuta Square.
A great place to entertain the children with a day of splashing and
water slides.

Denpasar Bali


The capital city of Bali, Denpasar is around 45 minutes drive from the airport. A busy, noisy city with some attractions like cheap shopping at local markets.

Tuban Bali

Tuban Beach

Tuban Beach is the next beach along from Kuta Beach which is walking distance to all the tourist attractions in Kuta. With luxury beach resorts and cheaper accommodation.


Scuba Diving in Bali

Scuba Diving in Bali

Bali has some awesome scuba dive sites dotted right around the island and on some of the islands of the east coast of Bali like Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan.

Surfing in Bali

Surfing in Bali

Bali has an awesome variety of surf breaks which are suitable for beginners as well as experienced surfers. The best surfer spots are away from the tourist areas so a great place to chill.

Yoga in Bali

Yoga in Bali

There are many Yoga retreats scattered all over Bali. One of the best places to experience Yoga in Bali is in Ubud and the surrounding hills.

Cooking Classes in Bali

Bali Cooking Classes

Take an all day cooking class to learn how to cook a number of traditional Balinese and Indonesian dishes. Most classes include a visit to the local market to buy all the produce.

Horse Riding in Bali

Horse Riding in Bali

There are several spots in Bali where you can do some horse riding along the beach and through some forest trails inland. Check out the horse riding schools around Seminyak.

Kite Surfing in Bali

Kite Surfing in Bali

Kite Surfing is a seasonal sport in Bali depending on the wind conditions to be just right. Some of the best Kite Surfing is over on the Gili Islands around 2.5 hours by fast boat from Bali.

Flyboarding in Bali

Flyboarding in Bali

Head to the Tanjung Benoa headland close to Nusa Dua for the amazing flyboarding. Fly through the air, jet propelled by a jetski engine.

Helicopter Joy Flights over Bali

Helicopter Joy Flights

This is not a cheap way to see Bali but what better way than to see the beaches and ocean of Bali from the sky in your private helicopter. Popular flights are from the Bali heliport over to the Gili Islands.

Best Temples in Bali

Best Temples to visit Bali

Bali is mostly a Hindu area and the have some spectacular temples worth visiting. Check out these best temples to visit in Bali.

Best Bars in Bali

Bali has some very cool beach bars which are great for sitting back for some drinks and something to eat while looking over the beach and ocean. Check out the best bars in Bali

Restaurants in Bali

As well as a great range of restaurants serving traditional Balinese and Indonesian food, there are plenty of food from all over the world in Bali. Click here for our full Bali Restaurant Guide. Check out this range of different types of restaurants throughout Bali:

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